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    Unhappy Just need an ear - BFP..but bleeding...

    Hi,

    I don't often post, but I just need to write this down.

    Firstly, I am pretty sure my BFP is about to become a failed BFP.

    Secondly, I hate that my body is so weird. Here's the long drawn out story, for anyone interested.

    On 26 Aug, I started my period. It was 4 days long and heavy. It stopped. Then on 6 Sep, I started bleeding again. First it was light, then gradually got heavier. I thought "hmm that's odd, time for the ob-gyn". Made the appointment for Wed 11/9. Before I went in, I thought I'd better do a pregnancy test, because he always asks if I am pregnant. Imagine my suprise when whilst I'm still bleeding, I see two lines pop up on the FRER test! OMG, first excitement. Then panic.

    Holy ***p this isn't right, bleeding is NOT good. Get to the ob-gyn appointment and advise him that as of that morning, I got a BFP. He looks worried, is perplexed enough that my cycle has just been 11 days, and is wondering of course how that is even possible...then says he'll have a feel of my tummy; orders blood tests and an u/s for Wednesday. He's very frank and tells me he's not holding out much hope.

    I attend the u/s - the sonographer tells me she can see nothing. I ask what that means, and I'm told that either "you've passed everything; or it's too early to see anything (eg, you're before 5 weeks)".... awesome, no answers there.

    Rang the ob-gyn office, he said to come back monday for blood test results. Great. that's like 5 full days more of wondering and not having any answers.

    I figured that I should buy a digital test - because at least that would predict conception for me, and I'd know roughly how far along I am - the results say that conception was 1-2 weeks ago (so 3 weeks pregnant). Still positive result.

    Since then I've had headaches and been tired. But the bleeding hasn't stopped. It settled a little bit yesterday, but its still there and still going. Grr.

    I'm so frustrated, I need to vent. I just want Monday to come so I know. I feel like I've lost it, but then sometimes I feel like I haven't. I've never miscarried before and quite frankly it feels a bit scary. I'm trying to hold out hope, but it's so hard when you know you shouldn't be bleeding.

    Sorry. Just hating my body right now.

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    Just want to send you love and hugs, I hope for the best for you xx

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    hugs.

    Is it heavy bleeding? What colour?

    I bled from 6-9 weeks with my DS...they checked me a few times...nothing was ever really resolved...but then it just stopped. He is now 9 lol

    I don't want to give you false hope...but if the bleeding is light, then there may be some hope.

    Hang in there.

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    Thank you.

    It's ridiculous - seriously 8 days and still going strong and yet only 2 days ago a BFP ... I never thought a BFP could be such a sad / stressful event All i can do is keep my and pray.

    ***TMI Warning***

    River Song - to answer your question it has been everything from light to heavy from brown to flurescent red to normal red with and without clots and even the spotting like fluid based pink that I've read can be implantation. Today it's a dark red. It's heavy enough to be noticeable and require 24/7 protection. I made the appointment with the ob-gyn for Wednesday because of the period, one week break, re start period situation. BFP was last thing I expected and I really don't want to lose hope, but it's surely not good that i've bled the whole time.?.
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    I bled for 5 days in both week10 and week 11.
    I'm now 32w with a big whopper of a baby kicking away.
    Fingers crosses for you!

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    I had bleeding (old blood though not fresh) for about 10 days starting week 7. 35 weeks now and no further concerns.

    Can you poas again so you know where you stand?

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    I don't have any tests left, and if i'm mid way through loss, won't it just show as positive cos the hormones haven't settled again??

    Just curious, i've never been through anything like this before?

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    What a stressful time I have never experienced this, but I did have a missed miscarriage back in April that could only be confirmed by scan. I wasn't bleeding at all, and my hcg was still rising, but the scans confirmed the baby was no longer alive. I guess what I am trying to get at, is that the bloods will probably not provide you with much information. They will most likely confirm a pregnancy, but you won't have anything to compare it to and would probably need repeat bloods to see if your levels are rising/falling. Ultimately, I would request a follow up scan. Best of luck, I know the waiting is tortures

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    I went through something similar and know how stressful it is not knowing what is going on. You feel like your whole life is on hold waiting for answers.

    I wish mine had turned out better but it dragged on for weeks and weeks. The bleeding at first started a couple of days after my period was due (I'd already had a faint BFP) and was very heavy, dark fresh red and no clots (I usually have clots with a period). Another HPT showed the line getting darker so I went to the doc for tests. Blood tests 2 days apart showed the levels rising, but very low and not going up very fast. The bleeding eased but kept going and was everything from fresh to brown and back again.

    An unltrasound showed nothing and the tech said I had misscarried. However after a few more days I started to get symptoms (had been preg twice already so knew what it is) and another HPT showed an even darker line. More blood tests showed the levels still going up slowly, I was still bleeding. Of course because scans had shown nothing there was also serious concern it could be ectopic. I had more scans and eventually they found a sac measuring around 5 weeks, nothing inside yet - I would have been around 8 weeks.

    A day or 2 after the scan I started heavier bleeding again then started getting unbelievable pains waking me at 2am lasting for an hour or 2. I had these at various times over a few days mostly in the early morning with one day around 9 weeks being the worst where the pain lasted about 5 solid hours and panadeine only just took the edge off. I believe that's when I finally miscarried however the bleeding never got super-heavy, no big clots etc. A scan a few days later confirmed the miscarriage was complete.

    All up it was 7 weeks of uncertainty and it was torture. During those weeks I googled a lot and found so many bleeding during pregnancy stories that had a happy ending. I never knew if it was better to stay hopeful or prepare for the worst.

    My biggest advice is, the blood tests will only tell you so much. I'd previously had a missed miscarriage where my levels were rising perectly even after 2 ultrasounds had confirmed bub had died (because the sac was still growing). Ultrasounds will be necessary to tell you what is really going on. Crossing everything for you that it works out well and post here as often as you need to stay sane while waiting!

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    I really appreciate your story as I have a feeling that this is also going to be long and drawn out.

    Today I've had moments where I just feel "empty" but other times when I am feeling "flutters" that bring the hope back. It's very odd and as I've never miscarried before I don't know if that's normal or I'm just a total weirdo!

    All of a sudden I truly understand the pain of those that struggle with loss ;(


 

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